Gallipolis Ferry man killed in accident

Beth Sergent -

APPLE GROVE — A Gallipolis Ferry man was killed Monday night after a two-vehicle crash.

According to Lt. Michael Baylous of the West Virginia State Police, Marvin R. Mayes, 61, was injured in the crash and transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, where he was pronounced dead.

The crash occurred around 7:07 p.m. on W.Va. 2 near the Jerrys Run Road intersection in Apple Grove.

Baylous said Mayes was the passenger in a car exiting Jerrys Run Road. As the vehicle exited Jerrys Run Road, it collided with another vehicle traveling southbound on W.Va. 2. The impact was on the passenger side of the car transporting Mayes with Baylous saying Mayes was in the rear seat.

The names of both the drivers were not immediately available and Baylous said at this time, the accident report did not indicate a citation. This is not uncommon while the accident is still under investigation.

Witnesses at the scene reportedly remarked on the fact that fog and weather conditions could’ve played a part in the accident, possibly obscuring visibility.

Troopers Ward and Samples were on the scene from the Mason County Post of the West Virginia State Police, which is investigating the crash. No other injuries were reported.

W.Va. 2 is becoming just as known for fatal and serious crashes in Mason County as U.S. 35. Last month, the mayor of Point Pleasant and his wife were involved in a serious crash in Gallipolis Ferry on W.Va. 2 near the same spot where the late Sarah Nott was killed in 2014. The mayor and his wife have since recovered.

Beth Sergent

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